Hverfjall, Lake Myvatn

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#7 of 15 in Nature in Northeast Region
Hike up Hverfjall for rewarding views of the desert, the lake, and the lava fields below. The crater, created nearly 2,800 years ago during a small but powerful eruption, stands at an elevation of 420 m (1,378 ft) and is one of the largest in the world. Take one of the two designated paths that lead to the rim of the crater: one from the northwest and the other from the south. The climb up is steep, and winds are strong, so bring appropriate footwear, a windbreaker, and hiking poles if you are not an experienced hiker. Note that there are lots of bugs in the area. With our custom trip planner, Reykjahlid attractions like Hverfjall can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The explosion crater Hverfjall near Mývatn is huge from afar and breathtaking when you're first up.
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  • We stopped here on our fire and ice tour, but only for a short time, so could only view from a distance. would like to come back in the summer to walk to the crater and enjoy the view.  more »
  • The hike up to and around Hverfjall is a great way to see Lake Myvatn to the west and the interior of Iceland to the east. There is a small parking lot at the base, and at the time of visiting bathroo...  more »
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  • I'm sure it's amazing when the sun is out and the wind is down, but the day we visited I nearly got blown off the rim of the crater (not hyperbole) and the view wasn't worth the grit that's still in my camera lens.
  • Great place to see. Take some time to go up the volcano..
  • wonderful view and hike! the bathrooms were clean and nice but you have to pay 200 isk
  • Amazing hike! Takes 25mins to go up the steep crater and then another hour to do the whole ring. Definitively worth it after a long drive from Eglisstadir and totally worth the view.
  • View from the top was stunning, went in March with snow on the ground but easy hike mostly, bit icy on the top.
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